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- Now let’s talk about pain -The doctors use the common 1-10 pain scale to tell them where your pain is at any given time. My PT’s talk about 3 parts of pain:
- 1) intensity of pain, is it a 1 or a 10 ----or somewhere in between
- 2) Frequency of flare-ups, Sometimes , all the time or am I in remission?
- 3) Duration of flare-ups. How long do they last? Keep a journal to recite all of these to your Dr or PT.
We are hiring physical therapist immediately! We are the funnest most patient oriented physical therapy clinic in Albuquerque. We have been in business since 2003 and our owner, Kale Isaacson has over 20 years experience as an orthopedic physical therapist. Kale has the borrowed the word "positivity" from a Bob Marley song and included it in our motto- "Positivity in Motion"
SWOPT prides itself in the relationship that we form with our patients. Most of our relationship become more like a friendship and we offer that support that the patients need to help get to their goals and feel better. We are so lucky to have some amazing patients that inspire us everyday with their stories, struggles, and triumphs. Today we feature a story by our patient named Delores. We interviewed Delores about her time at SWOPT and here is her story. We want to thank her for her story.
We've all heard of them, seen commercials for them, or even been tempted to try them ourselves, but do those diets that we see everywhere on TV actually work. You know the diets I am referring to, some of the more popular ones boast that you have the possibility of losing 5 pounds in two weeks simply by eating their products while others offer more of a lifestyle change and use their products to help jumpstart that change.Working for SWOPT, I see what exerise can do for our patients that have hurt themselves or just want to have a better sense of fitness. All of our clinical staff have been very highly educated on nutrition and I have learned a lot from their expertise. However, I have been struggling to lose weight myself and always saw those commercials and thought, could it work for me? I went ahead and tried some popular plans and will discuss my results with them in this series of blogs. The first one I will discuss is the Yoplait Two Week Tune Up.
I had bilateral knee replacement surgery last year and Kale Isaacson,PT suggested that
In part 3 we studied how inflammation in tissue stimulates pain sensors, and also promotes healing. In Part 4, we will go inside the brain and spinal cord. Whenever I speak to a patient about pain and then mention the brain, the automatic response is, ”So, are you saying the pain is all in my head?” The answer is yes, all pain is produced by the brain: without the brain, there would be no pain. This does NOT mean that the pain is fabricated in your mind and is not real. The most recent research by Lorimer Moseley, PhD, and David Butler,PT from Australia shows that the pain sensors report the injury and inflammation to the spinal cord which feeds it to the brain. The brain then produces the actual physical sensation of pain, even though the pain is felt at the site of the injury.
Explaining Pain is not as easy as it sounds- Everyone's pain is different, but this video explains pain in a very unique way. Check it out to understand more about pain, types of pain and how to treat it. At Southwest Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, we educate our patients about pain while treating not only the the symptoms but also the root cause of the pain.